How to Screenshot on Laptop (5 Simple Steps)

How to Screenshot on Laptop

One of the most useful functions in the world of computing is the screenshot feature. A screenshot is the ability of your laptop to capture the images that are currently showing on your laptop screen. With almost any laptop, you can easily screenshot every image that is showing on your laptop and use it for other purposes. Here we are going to show you how to do the screenshot using your laptop with five simple steps.


There are many reasons why people use screenshot function, here are some of the top reasons:-

  1. TO USE IMAGES THAT IS NOT DOWNLOADABLE – When you are browsing the internet, you may stumble upon images that you want to use for a personal project. However, some of the images on the internet are not downloadable and therefore screenshot would be a very handy feature to use.
  2. TO SCREENSHOT EMAILS OR WHATSAPP CHATS – Another popular use of screenshot is to capture the screen of your laptop showing emails or chats. This screenshot could serve as a reference for future use. 

So, if you are interested to learn how to screenshot, here are the steps.

Step 1

At your keyboard laptop, press the “Fn” key

Step 2

At the same time, press the “Prt Sc” key simultaneously

Step 3

Right after you screenshot the image, in your laptop, open “Paint”

Step 4

In the Paint application, tap “Paste”

You will see the screenshot that you have captured in the Paint application

You can further edit the screenshot there if you like

Step 5

Save the Screenshot so that you can use the image for further use

You can also do the screenshot and paste it to Microsoft Words

Once you screenshot the image, open Microsoft Words in your laptop and tap “Paste”

The Screenshot image will be paste into your word document

You can further edit and save the files with the screenshot

So, there you have it – five simple steps how you can screenshot on your laptop. Please leave us a comment below on what are the most common things that you would screenshot in your laptop.

Please feel free to read our previous article on how to troubleshoot a slow laptop.